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Hazara coal miners laid to rest in Quetta

Ten coal miners from the Hazara community, who were brutally killed in an attack on January 3, were laid to rest at Quetta’s Hazara Town cemetery on Saturday.

The prayers were led by Allama Raja Nasir Abbas in Quetta’s Hazara Town with close to 5,000 people attending including the relatives and friends of the deceased, locals and residents of the area.

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Federal Minister, Ali Zaidi, Provincial Ministers and leaders of different political parties and a large number of people attended the funeral prayers.

The prime minister left for Quetta on a special flight from the Nur Khan airbase. Federal ministers including Interior Minister Shiekh Rashid are accompanying the premier.

Upon arriving in Quetta, the premier held a high-level meeting with the Balochistan authorities including Baochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal, Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai.

Commander Southern Command, Lt General Sarfraz Ali was also present on the occasion.

During his day-long visit, he will meet the bereaved families of the martyrs of tragic Machh incident.

Funeral prayers of  victims were offered at the Hazara graveyard in Quetta.

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